Avg: 3.4 from 38 votes
|Type:||Ice, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Rick Wyatt & Doug Hansen, late 1970's|
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|Shared By:||John Ross on Oct 29, 2006|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
P2 (WI4): This is the business pitch, steeper and often thin. At the top on the right is a two bolt anchor (may be covered with ice). Over the top are anchors on the left.
Descent: Two rope rappel from anchors.
An alternate approach is to climb Squash Head, scramble above Squash Head's top anchors to the top of the ridge to rappel off of chains to the base of Backoff.
Rope: double ropes
Anchors: Bolted - P1 chains are up a ramp to the right, P2 has a 2 bolt anchor at the top on the right. If those are ice covered use bolts over the top and on the left.
Under the right conditions avalanches can rip down this gully.